About Pizza Now

40 years proved to be enough for Gene Singer. Enough of having a boss, enough making money for other people, and enough experience in restaurants to take the risk of a lifetime.

Restaurant ownership is a tricky venture - as statistics show - but Gene had his mind made up. The concept of choice: The $5 Large Pizza. "Pizza Now" fit the bill of a simple name that would make its point as fast as the customer would get its pizza.

Gene opened his doors to the West Chicago community in January of 2006. He worked from open until close every day for the first year and a half of Pizza Now's existence.
With his wife, Donna, working the finances behind the scenes, Gene could concentrate on operations solely.

The opening of the second location in Streamwood in 2007 proved to be the only thing that could pull Gene away from West Chicago.

As the need for help running both stores became apparent, Gene began a search for a manager for West Chicago. Luck would have it that Gene's first son, Stephen, had just graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in business. Sales stayed strong for the flagship store under Stephen, while Gene worked hard to build a base in Streamwood.

The family business welcomed another son to the team in 2011 when Andrew graduated from Northern Illinois University. Gene's second born started off managing the Streamwood store.

Pizza Now took the leap from two to three stores in November of 2011 when Gene and his boys opened up their store in Aurora. The store's opening forced Stephen to shift from West Chicago to the new store, with Andrew moving to West Chicago.

With Stephen at Aurora and Andrew at West Chicago, it would seem only natural that Daniel - Gene and Donna's youngest son - would take over the Streamwood location. That will have to wait, however, as he is still completing his degree at Arizona.

Until then, Gene, Stephen, and Andrew are dedicated to providing you with the best, most affordable, quickest pizza available in the Chicago-land area.

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The phrase "family owned and operated" rang truer than ever in May of 2014.
Gene's youngest son Daniel came on board to run the Streamwood store after graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Public Administration.
For the first time in four decades, Gene no longer came home with a grease-stained apron. He passed the bulk of responsibility for growing the business he founded to his three sons.  Surprisingly, he opted to hold on to the title of President.
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